Pistonhead Flat Tyre

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A review of Pistonhead Flat Tyre

ABV: 0.5%
Calories per can: 66 (20 per 100ml)
Score: 4 out of 5

The alcohol-free section in Tesco just grows and grows, and one beer that’s just reached the shelves is this one from Sweden.

Brutal Brewing was set up just a few years ago, and this 0.5% lager is a bold move by a new and innovative brewer. They’ve been selling Flat Tyre for a while at 4.5% and are now aiming to give us something with all the same flavour but a lot less alcohol.

This is one of a growing band of great-looking 0.0% and 0.5% beers that are gradually burying the idea that alcohol-free beer is dull stuff consumers just have to put up with. With its Mexican-looking flaming skull motif, this has to be the most hipster 0.5% beer around.

It pours well, with a head that hangs around. It’s a little bit cloudy with a nice golden hue. As for the taste, you’d be hard-pushed to know this is an alcohol-free beer. The bitterness of hops is what comes through most of all. So, it won’t be to everyone’s liking, but if you’ve enjoyed Innis & None or Nanny State, you should probably give this one a go too.